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JAS Worldwide, together with their business partner Global Airlift Solutions, has managed another successful and urgent charter operation from the USA to China carrying important medical and Coronavirus outbreak relief goods.
The Boing 747-400 departed on Saturday Feb 21 2020 from the Chicago O' Hare International Airport and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday Feb 23rd at 16:51 local time. The plane carried 100 tons of freight, of which 50% were relief goods such as facial masks and disinfectants.
“JAS is proud to be a able to provide a quick and reliable solution for our customers that want to support their employees and business partners during a difficult time”, said Senior Director for Air Freight for JAS USA,
Dirk Ravensteiner. Capacity is extremely tight and flight cancellations after the outbreak of the Coronavirus have reduced available cargo capacity from and to China by more than 40%. Making shipping solutions more complicated.
JAS Worldwide is now also offering unique Sea/Air solutions to/from China. JAS Worldwide hopes to ensure that this is a suitable and alternative solution for shipments to cities in the Northern & Central part of China like Qingdao, Beijing, Tianjin & Dalian, Shanghai and Ningbo.
For more details about our charter services & Sea/Air solutions, please contact your local JAS Worldwide representative.
JAS Worldwide is proud to announce that Mr. Mario Tenebruso joined the JAS family as Vice President, Air Freight for the Americas this past June, beginning on the 10th.
Mario is an Italian citizen who grew-up in Germany and has been living in the United States since 2011.
During his 26 years career in the industry, he has performed many critical roles for major global forwarders such as Gateway Manager, Key Account Manager, Ocean Import Manager, and Vice President-Airfreight Operation USA; the most recent role he helpd for the last five years has been the District Head of Air Freight, USA - East region.
JAS is excited to have Mario join the team. Please join us in welcoming him to the family!
To celebrate two decades of operations in the Colombian market, global CEO of JAS Worldwide, Marco Rebuffi, was in the country and sat down to speak with MAIL INTERNATIONAL on the business conditions of agencies in the cargo business and the future of logistics in the world.
What recommendations can you suggest?
One recommendation is to start replicating the good practices of the countries that already have efficiency in this industry, less bureaucracy, greater economic openings, investments in infrastructure and less barriers to foreign investment.
As for your own business, how do you define efficient logistics?
You can talk extensively about efficiency, but the fundamental best practices are presented in terms of moving cargo the best way possible and with the greatest economy from the supplier to the final customer. In addition to that, cost Logistics are essential because its weight percentage is high compared to the final price. We try to be integrator logistics specialists in how we perform. Finally, if each part of the chain is efficient, of course everything throughout the process will be successful and will result in benefits to everyone.
Will the commercial conflict between China and the United States substantially modify World trade?
These commercial wars are going to be solved at some point is our wish as a global company. In the United States there are some tax rates like those of all countries, however, they are competitive and there are not so many barriers for players who want to have a portion of the import market. In China, however, the conditions are different, there are too many barriers, loads high tariffs, and unless you have direct presence with a logistics partner, doing business is difficult. I think that the governments are acting in a way that is suitable when sitting down and agreeing upon basic rules to get a compromise negotiated and China should agree to some competitive standards.
Do you attract projects like the so-called Silk Road?
For us it is important to be active and recognized in China. Our staff in China exceeds 700 people, we are a well-known company there and we operate with many diverse options of transport available for our clients distribution needs.
What does your company offer to clients that set you apart for the short and long term?
To compete in this market a series of indispensable elements is required. One is the price, ours are competitive, but beyond the traditional methods we have invested in a robust computer platform which is the way we generate value to our customers so that they can track their cargo, traceability, or measure the times of their operations. Although the fundamental thing that truly sets JAS apart is that our people make the difference, JAS staff are thoroughly trained to provide services to our clients according to the highest standards in the world.
This year, JAS Argentina had the opportunity to host two events with clients to promote the Asia Trade lane in Argentina. During these events, JAS Argentina was able to showcase that our People Make the Difference, and that is what makes JAS different. JAS Argentina has a very solid team to give clients the support they need, and they are effective at helping them to see value.
Back in March, JAS Argentina hosted a Wine Tasting with some Air Freight clients. Stefano Olmi – Vice President Sales Asia Pacific, and Gregor Vrhunc – Vice President Air Freight Americas, were traveling in Argentina and were able to interact with these clients as well. This created a great opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere to help these clients see the value JAS can bring to them.
In addition to the above event, at the beginning of May, JAS Argentina held a cocktail event with some Ocean Freight clients. Lars Huebecker, Vice President Ocean Freight – Americas, and Gabriel Lopez, Procurement & Trade Lane Manager – South America & Ocean Freight, APAC, were visiting in Argentina also. It was a priceless opportunity to bring them closer and have them interact directly with clients. Being able to share views and prospects for the near future and what to expect going forward. The goal was to help clients create long-term plans and make informed decisions with first-hand knowledge of what is coming.
Attendance and participation was great at both events. Clients found it extremely useful and appreciated the time and opportunity given.
As of Monday March 20, 2018, JAS Forwarding (USA) is now assisting CBP and TSA on its initiative to provide enhanced security for air cargo coming into the United States.
The Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) initiative was created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to gather data concerning the parties and commodities involved in air cargo prior to its loading on an aircraft at a foreign port. The initiative is currently in the pilot phase, allowing CBP to collaborate with the air cargo industry to determine the most effective means of achieving the desired regulatory results without affecting the speed of air cargo operations. CBP extended the ACAS pilot program last year in hopes of getting more participation. Government officials have stated that mandatory compliance with ACAS may be expedited due to a recent scare concerning an IED found on a plane headed for the United States. This prompted an emergency order requiring stricter scrutiny of air cargo by TSA Administrator David Pekoske. Growing terrorist concern has already prompted six airlines to comply with this requirement on all cargo originating from certain countries.
"Technology innovation remains a cornerstone of our mission to ensure worldwide transparency and an efficient supply chain for our customers by delivering their cargo on time and securely," said Laurie Arnold, Regulatory Compliance Officer at JAS Forwarding (USA). "As an early adopter and one of the few Forwarders participating in the ACAS pilot program, we are sharing information with CBP further back in the supply chain to help identify high-risk air shipments into the U.S. while accelerating the movement of low-risk shipments."
JAS Forwarding (USA) has partnered with Descartes Global Logistics Network to collect house bill information directly from its Cargo Wise enterprise system to file directly to CBP without any manual intervention, thereby; increasing data quality and velocity.
“The majority of ACAS pilot participants consists of airlines and express carriers, but has lacked forwarder participation. Representing the forwarding community, we have the chance to help write the rules before we are subjected to their requirements," says Sommer Sampson, Corporate IAC Security Coordinator at JAS Forwarding (USA). "We're excited to be an active part in the ACAS pilot and committed to enhancing readiness for the regulation when it is issued." Ms. Sampson is the lead 24hr contact with CBP NTS (National TargetingCenter), along with team member Fabienne Jolly Corporate Compliance Coordinator, CCS. Sampson states, “Getting on board with this initiative was no easy task and we could not have done it without the assistance of our IT Special Projects division...... It was truly a team effort.”
Week 1, 2018 Montevideo, Uruguay.
When an Expedition Cruise Vessel on route to the Antarctic was in urgent need of a critical spare part, JAS Uruguay was ready to take on the challenge. As per information received from their part supplier, the part would need to arrive in the Falkland Islands, Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN) on Wednesday January 10th in order to be received on time.
There is only one commercial airline operating to MPN once a week and it has a limitation of weight and height per piece transported because of the narrow bodied aircraft that is used for the route. It was not possible to reduce the packaging size or to split the critically needed spare part into smaller packages for transport.
Therefore, JAS Uruguay chartered a small aircraft to ensure our customer that the transport was carried out as fast as possible, as well as meeting the required weight and height limitations for their cargo. After permits and approvals were acquired and met, a direct flight was planned using a Lear Jet 35 aircraft.
The pilots removed a few seats to get the space needed for the cargo and used a small crane in order to charge and discharge the piece. After 2 hours and 40 minutes of flight from the origin, the piece arrived safely and on time at MPN Airport.
Orders with short notice are commonplace in this industry and cruise supply companies have to live with them. At JAS Uruguay, we have passion for finding solutions to these kind of problems and acting as a reliable partner for these companies.
Congratulations to our Air Export team, whose hard work and dedication made this happen.
Recently, JAS Canada put in place a dedicated transportation service from Toronto and Montreal to Miami, to interline with the many air freight consolidations already in place and being managed by JAS Miami.
This simple, yet powerful solution lets our clients enjoy a more cost effective way to ship their North American orders to arrive together.
The advantage to this solution is that most of the product moves via freighter or dedicated capacity to its destination makes the routing more flexible and ultimately faster.
Current destinations served are from Montreal and Toronto to Juan Santamaria CR, Curitiba BR, Sao Paulo BR, Viracopos BR, Ezeiza Ar, Bogota Co, Lima Pe, Mexico City MX, Montevideo UY, Panama City PA, Santiago CL.
Please contact any of our Latin American or Canadian offices for more details.
An official commitment has been made for several years now with JAS Peru, JAS Chile, JAS Panama and INTERMAX in order to promote Southbound traffic. As of May 2017, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay have been added to this commitment, expanding our presence in LATAM, and helping our overseas colleagues grow their internal market with competitive rates, value added services and strong commercial efforts at both ends. LATAM countries have dedicated sales people and market experts, supported by top management to grow this traffic.
Chile and Peru are now placed among market leaders and we expect Argentina and Colombia to become top players in this important market.
Argentina has started an aggressive AIR campaign, distributed among top accounts, providing competitive rates, space and top of the line customer service to these accounts. Colombia will replicate this excellent initiative in order to take advantage of the potential this market has.
Uruguay will continue to secure top accounts which will allow us to grow.
Panama has recently secured a distribution center for Central America business.
We invite our USA Colleagues to sell LATAM traffic with confidence. We are here to support your needs with industry knowledge for each of our lanes. It is a great opportunity to grow your business with confidence and full support!
Bound for Charlotte - North Carolina - United States, both aircrafts carried more than 178 tons of cargo for a large automotive customer.
At the forefront of airfreight and considering Guarulhos Airport is mostly for transient aircraft operations, JAS innovated by offering "Tailor-Made" logistics to the need of one of our major customers. Enabling the fast flow from Guarulhos to South Carolina in the USA, which allowed the best use of available aircraft capacity, which came out with almost 100% of use.
This operation was carried out in partnership with GRU Airport, which during the operation offered JAS all the necessary support throughout the process, quickly enabling the unloading and subsequent delivery of freight to the operator of the Charter.
From the unloading to the palleting, JAS had all the cargo ready for loading in a short time, counting on the GRU Airport know-how.
Three years ago, JAS USA made an official commitment to JAS Peru and JAS Chile promoting Southbound Traffic. With ongoing efforts from two Gateways, JAS has established weekly Ocean Consols from Miami in JAS loaded Containers, and six Air Consols from Los Angeles and Miami averaging 30 tons per week combined.
In a short time, JAS Peru and JAS Chile have become market leaders, allowing JAS better buying power with Airlines and Ocean carriers, which creates larger consolidations and more attractive pricing options. These two countries have dedicated Sales Persons for JAS USA, serving as in house, market experts.
JAS Peru currently ranks sixth amongst Freight Forwarders, with 1.2M kilos of air freight and over 450 TEUs of ocean freight. JAS Chile is showing a steady 30% growth rate the last two years with 500 tons of airfreight and over 450 TEUs of ocean freight.
Get to know Chile and Peru below!
Population 18 million
• Industry: Copper, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel
• Agriculture: Wheat, corn, grapes, beans; beef; fish; timber
• Exports: Copper, fish, fruits, paper and pulp, chemicals
1) Chile is the longest country in the world from north to south at 2,647 miles (4,620 km) long and extends across 38 degrees of latitude. The Andes Mountain Range extends the entire length of the country north to south.
2) Chile has the world’s largest reserves of copper—around one-quarter of the global supply—and is the number one exporter of copper in the world. Chile also has the second largest reserve of lithium and has substantial reserves of iron, silver, salt, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, gold, coal, and iodine.
3) Chile began to export salmon in 1984 and is now the world’s second largest exporter of salmon after Norway. Chile is also the largest exporter of fishmeal in the world.
4) With over 100 wineries in the country, Chile is now the 5th largest exporter of wine in the world.
5) Divorce in Chile was legalized only in 2005, and the country has one of the lowest divorce rates globally.
Population 31 million
• Industry: Mining of metals, petroleum, fishing, textiles, clothing, food processing
• Agriculture: Coffee, cotton, sugarcane, rice; poultry; fish
• Exports: Fish and fish products, gold, copper, zinc, crude petroleum and byproducts
1) 60% of Peru is jungle. Most of Peru's Amazon remains unexplored, and hence has some of the best untouched rain forests anywhere in the world.
2) The finest cottons in the world, Pima and Tanguis are Peruvian.
3) Peru is the sixth-largest producer of gold in the world. Peru produced 162 tons of gold, worth over US$6.3 billion in 2010. Fourteen percent of Peru’s government revenue is provided by gold.
4) Second largest asparagus producer after China and Peru exports almost its entire crop yearly.
5) In 1885, the Coca Cola Company in Georgia began making a wine with coca leaves that was converted into a soft drink known as Coca Cola. By 1903, public outcry over the ill effects of cocaine forced the company to remove the coca leaves from its recipe for the drink, and it became more or less the soft drink millions enjoy today.
While other freight forwarders have recently been focusing on consolidating operations and reducing footprint, JAS has been very aggressive in developing new markets both in the USA and Worldwide while expanding their footprint. As a company, JAS still believes in developing any new markets requiring resources in the specific region dedicated to understanding the needs of our customers and community members within each region.
As it relates to the investment at Rickenbacker, JAS was presented a golden opportunity to move into a new state of the art 90,000 sq foot facility & CFS located adjacent to the runway at LCK airport. The move made sense based upon existing strategic partnerships in the Columbus region coupled with development of consistent airfreight services to and from LCK with best of class carriers such as Cargolux, Cathay Pacific & Emirates.
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Since JAS has moved to Rickenbacker in January, 2017, the company has engaged the local Columbus business community and has gotten involved in many of the local associations within the area. The reception has been positive and resources available in the region, specifically in the logistics community, have been a pleasant surprise.
In addition to growing JAS' presence locally in the region, the company is also promoting the product offerings available from LCK that separate JAS from the competition throughout the Ohio Valley corridor in areas such as MI, IN, KY, as well as western PA & NY. LCK has allowed JAS to reduce airport dwell times from anywhere between six to 48 hours vs the standard gateway hubs. JAS is also engaging its current portfolio of core carriers by possibly adding flights to the region as the customer reception from the use of LCK has been very positive. As the world continues to be connected globally and e-commerce changes the way consumers buy, the air cargo industry is also evolving and JAS sees the need to be faster to market in all industry sectors in order to compete. JAS believes LCK will help provide the speed needed in specific verticals such as retail, hi-tech & automotive, which are prevalent in the Ohio valley. The company believes this strategic move to Rickenbacker will continue to position JAS as a leader in the market driven to innovation that will ultimately benefit JAS' clients.
If you would like to get to know the team at JAS LCK please reach out to Fritz Belinga at +1 (614) 969-7777, or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very pleased to announce this investment, which is necessary to keep growing and contribute [to] the air product development in our company. The strong growth we obtained in recent years explains the decision to have a presence at the Airport. This is a competitive advantage, improving the quality of the service we offer to our customers and confirm JAS as an important player in our local market.
Uruguay and, in particular, Carrasco airport have great potential for the future. Because it not only operates as a reception center for local exports and imports; but also the Uruguayan legislation gives it the “Free Airport” agreement [which is] a very important benefit. This is a good platform for foreign companies looking to establish a regional distribution center for Latin American markets.
The Free Airport regime has been incorporated relatively recently compared to the existing free zone and free port regimes. Therefore, many companies are expected to join this platform, mainly those in vertical markets requiring large parts of their cargo by air. (i.e.Pharma).
Uruguay is a Regional HUB. Through the different logistics platforms that Uruguayan law permits (Free Zones, Free Port and Free Airport), many multinational companies are already operating in our country as a distribution center for the region. In this sense, more than 40% of the total air cargo exports come from these special customs zones and the percentage is increasing year by year. Uruguay will be closing the year 2016 with a total of 13.5 million kilos of export moved by air.
The airport's cargo terminal has just presented [itself as] a very important investment in infrastructure. Within the airport there is a facility designed in compliance with good distribution practices (GDP) established by WHO (World Health Organization), prepared to meet the high requirements of handling and storage of the pharmaceutical industry. The main purpose is to attract new foreign companies in this sector.
Our presence at the airport, together with the successful implementation of our global cargo system (Cargowise), provide optimum conditions to offer this type of integral logistics solutions to our global corporate clients. We have no doubt this is a very important step in our 15 years of history as [a] JAS WW subsidiary. At the strategic level, we aim to be aligned with the perspectives and challenges that Uruguay as a logistics country has in the upcoming years. The JAS Uruguay team is ready